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Letter to the Editor: Bus Driver Saves the Day for Dancers

on November 8, 2013 - 8:49am
Los Alamos

A group of our dancers have been taking the Atomic City Transit down to White Rock a few times a week. On Wednesdays, they meet the bus across the street from Los Alamos High School and know to tell the driver that they need to connect with another bus at the Transit Center. 

Yesterday the bus was a few minutes late and I was concerned they would miss their transfer connection. 

I stepped onto the bus to ask if it was still possible to get them to White Rock on time. The bus driver was already on the radio to his supervisor and beckoned me to wait a moment. 


Letter to the Editor: Another Bear Sighting

on November 8, 2013 - 8:29am
Los Alamos

I was driving home from a Bible Study on Wednesday night and much to my surprise, I saw a bear munching down on someone’s trash in the middle of the 3200 block of Walnut Street.

I wish I had a photo, but bears are a lot faster at disappearing than I am at taking photos! I’ve heard about many bear sightings this fall and I really am glad to say that I am one.


LANL Retiree Explores Moral Dilemmas in 'Fat Boy and the Money Bomb'

on November 8, 2013 - 7:26am
Los Alamos Daily Post

What causes someone to become a whistleblower? Novelist William C. Sailor draws on his 23 years of experience at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to explore that question, among others, in “Fat Boy and the Money Bomb.”

Sailor holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Science from UC Berkeley. Now retired from LANL, he lives in Rio Rancho.

Author William Sailor

Like his hero Stan, Sailor grew up in suburban California and attended UC Berkeley. “Since this was my first work of fiction, I wanted to write about things I knew,” Sailor said.

Skin Care Column: Help With Acne

on November 7, 2013 - 7:43am
Skincare Column
Help with Acne

Acne Aggravators:

  • Hormones: Multiple hormones are associated with acne, but it’s the increase intestosterone or androgens, that impact skin most. When the body experiences a surge in hormones (from menstruation, pregnancy, menopause or stress), androgen levels rise, causing the production of skin cells and oil to be amplified. Skin doctors say that adult acne may also be caused by an increased sensitivity or de-sensitivity to the hormones that are in the body at a later point in life.

Letter to the Editor: Ashley Pond Is Real Success Story

on November 6, 2013 - 10:20am
Los Alamos

On March 13, 2009, I wrote a letter to the Parks and Recreation Board members and the County Administrator about the sad state of Ashley Pond and what an eyesore it presented to the public.

Getting no response, I expressed my concern to the County Administrator and the County Counselors on April 13, 2009. Nona Bowman and Robert Gibson both immediately expressed support, and, along with many other unknown (to me) citizens, got the County moving on a plan to rescue Ashley Pond from its continuing deterioraton.

Once the County accepted the challenge, they did a

Letter to the Editor: The School Employee with Low Expectations

on November 6, 2013 - 9:00am
Los Alamos

Let me tell you about a woman I know.  She walks through the door each morning and her heart immediately fills the whole room. She smiles, hugs crying children, and runs copy after copy.  When an emergency arrives, she takes over any lesson and executes it so well I fear for my job security. 

She works outside of school hours, coming up with project ideas. She spends some of the little money she has to buy gifts for the students on holidays. The kids love her like an aunt, and run to her when she enters the room.

She adds so much to the life of everybody she

Fitness Column: Exercise to Reduce Stress

on November 6, 2013 - 8:13am
Fitness Column
Exercise to Reduce Stress

No matter who you are, you have no doubt experienced stress at some point during your life. The majority of Americans say they face at least a moderate level of stress most every week. Nearly nine out of 10 people report having experienced high levels of stress at some time.

The American Institute of Stress estimates that 90 percent of all doctor visits are for stress related disorders. Additionally, 95 million people in this country take some form of medication for a stress related problem each week.

People who suffer from stress